Utrecht, the Schröder House by Rietveld, Utrecht Central Library by Wiel Arets, and the Educatorium by OMA
Although it was an interesting afternoon as tourists, we also had some insight into the areas south of the Maas river, which some perceive as a problematic economic and social zone, fragmented from the city center. The tour culminated with a very uncomfortable ride to the top of the Euromast. The plaza by West8 and school by Neutelings are also shown below.
Antwerp, known as the fashion capital and weekend getaway location, is only an hour train ride from Rotterdam. Below are photos from the Cathedral of Our Lady, one of the largest and oldest Cathedrals in Northern Europe, with paintings from Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Other photos show the historic Grote Markt, City Hall, and the MOS museum by Neutelings Riedijk which opened two week ago. One level of the MOS is an implementation of a “back of house” concept, a storage area that is visible to the general public.
Students visited several offices in Rotterdam. Of course, some of these areas are restricted to most people, so we were all required to sign confidentiality agreements, hence the lack of photos or detailed information. We were able to get thorough descriptions and see models and drawings of current projects from the respective project leaders and other team members.